Sharon (NYCRR station)

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This article is about a former New York Central Railroad station in Amenia, New York. For the former New Haven Railroad station used by the MBTA, see Sharon (MBTA station).
Sharon
Sharon Station NY.JPG
Former Sharon Station site, circa 2009
Location 396 Sharon Station Road
Amenia, NY, 12501
Coordinates 41°53′00″N 73°31′11″W / 41.8834°N 73.5196°W / 41.8834; -73.5196Coordinates: 41°53′00″N 73°31′11″W / 41.8834°N 73.5196°W / 41.8834; -73.5196
Tracks 0
Other information
Fare zone 12
History
Opened Mid-1870's
Closed March 22, 1972 (passenger service);
March 27, 1980 (freight)
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   New York Central Railroad   Following station
Harlem Division
toward Chatham

Sharon is a former NYCRR train station that served the residents of Amenia, New York.

History[edit]

An early postcard of Sharon station

This station served the nearby town of Sharon, Connecticut. Despite its name, Sharon Station is not actually located in Sharon, Connecticut but is located over the state border and catered to the residents of Sharon. It was a much closer commute to Sharon Station than to the Danbury station to the south.

Depending on the source, Sharon Station served both passengers and freight from either 1873, or 1875 until March 22, 1972 and freight only until March 27, 1980 when Conrail abandoned service on that segment of the line. The station building was damaged by a fire in 1997, but was bought by a local family and restored.[1] Sharon Station still exists today and has been converted into a residence, while the railroad line was converted into the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.[2]

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The Harlem Valley Rail Trail now uses the line that served Sharon Station until 1980.